Left: James Currie. Right: a portrait of Burns by Archibald Skirving, published in The Works of Robert Burns, by Blackie and Son, Glasgow, 1854.
Date : 14-05-1800
Correspondent : James CurrieCorrespondent Location : Liverpool
Recipient : Cadell & Davies Recipient Location : London
Subject : Currie requests copies of the ‘head of Burns’.

Dr Sirs
      Will you have the goodness to send us by the Coach 500 impressions of the head of Burns for the Copies of the Widow.
      The demand for copies is now very considerable, but we steadily withhold them. A friend of mine wishes to send ten copies to New York, and him I wish to oblige, as it will not interfere with the Liverpool sale. I begin to think our impression has been too small. I will hope to hear from you at yr. leisure.
      I am Dr Sirs yr faithful St


Notes :

Widow: In printing, a short line of type at the bottom of the page.

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